Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Yesterday I pulled fabric for a fun new quilty project.
That's my very favorite part when I start a new quilt…
the colors and style of the fabric set the tone of the finished product.
For this one I wanted some colorful and happy prints 
with a medium to large scale….
and of course with a vintage vibe:)

Because today is my turn on the 

Vintage Vibe is the first book by my
super cute friend Amber Johnson
and its a super cute book!!!

One of the quilts inside 
the pages of this fun book is called
" Lovely "
and that's the one I'm going to make!
Isn't it sweet???
It's a happy banner/bunting quilt which is 
perfect for a vintage celebration.

Amber's pattern is layer cake friendly
and I chose to use my Millie's Closet fabric
and my Vintage Happy white with green print
for the background.

I love how the colors and styles of both collections go together.

I always keep that in mind as
 I'm designing each of the
Bee in my Bonnet fabric collections…
because I like to use them all together 
like one super big…
super happy …
super vintagey fabric collection!!!

Amber used ricrac in her
 quilt to join the banner together.

I think I'll use 
several colors for mine.
The Riley Blake Ric Racs 
from thier
 Sew Together 
notions are perfect:)

Amber also appliquéd a few hearts
 on some of the pennants
and I'll be using red hearts appliquéd
 on coordinating solids for mine.

For me…
the "Lovely" quilt has
 kind of a 
birthday celebration vibe...

And with the addition of
 red hearts
 it could totally be 
a birthday/valentine
quilt as well…
which is what I was going for
my birthday is 2 days 
after valentines day and so 
when I was a girl…
my mom always decorated 
all of my birthday parties
with a valentine theme
 and I have always loved that!!!

to go visit Amber 
and to see more of the projects
in her beautiful book.

I promise that you will 
want to add it 
to your quilty library!

Have a quilty kind of day…

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Sigi G said...

This pattern looks really fun to make. It will be perfect for a valentine birthday quilt. Love how you are choosing your fabrics and how all your fabric lines complement each other.

sue said...

Wow!! The quilt is going to be beautiful!! I wish I had a copy of the book. Those banners are so cute! Perfect for Valentine's with those hearts.

Darlene said...

I'm anxious to see your progress, Lori. Sweet colors fro a cute quilt.

I'm making cute cups today :-)

Marcie's Quilting Therapy said...

Hi Lori - I love your fabric lines - major purchases for me this new
year!! I just wanted to tell you my twins were born on Valentine's Day and hate (that's a rather strong word probably) having that day as their birthday. I, however, LOVED IT! They're in their 40's now.

Lynda said...

I love your fabric lines and have purchased your Quilty Fun book. I just need to start buying fabric for it. I wish I had a stash like you do but all my scraps are truly "scraps" of small proportions! I just made a couple of your design boards for my friends birthday. They are so simple to make, although my binding doesn't look as even as yours does. I plan on making several more since they will come in so handy. Thanks for all your great ideas and tutorials and fabric and patterns.

Marcie's Quilting Therapy said...

Hi Lori - I just LOVE your fabric lines - so fresh!! They're on my must have list for the new year. My twin girls were born on Valentine's Day - and they hate it! (That's probably too strong a word.) I however LOVED IT! They're in their 40's now.

Amber Johnson said...


I love how you're making the "Lovely" pattern your own with different colors of rick rack. Thats a GREAT idea! Can't wait to see it finished!

Thanks so much for participating in the Vintage Vibe blog tour. It's such a busy time of year so please know that I appreciate it soo much!

Happy quilting!

Lara B. said...

Your fabrics are a pure delight Lori and gosh yes - they are perfect for the projects in Amber's book! Bravo to you both!

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

I love your fabric pull. I can't wait to see how it comes out.

Jeanette said...

Can't wait to see it finished. And glad to see you posting again. Guess I'm going to have to break down and join instagram.

richlyblessed said...

When will your Quilt Barn book be for sale? Where can I buy it? Thanks! I can't wait!

Penny Olive said...

Wow! I am just finding out about you! Love your blog, love your fabrics, love your book!! I HAVE to get a book.

Elizabeth Ohiothoughts said...

I recently just purchased this book! Will be fun to make one of her quilts, right after I finish my Farm Girl Vintage Quilt of course. Thanks for all the wonderful patterns.

AnneMarie said...

Lori, I love all of your fabric collections. Every new collection is more beautiful. Love all the patterns, too. By the way, my birthday is two days after Valentine's day also. Happy Birthday.

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